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China Succeeds in First Space Docking by 2 Spaceships | Shenzhou 8 & Tiangong 1 | China & Space Station, Human Spaceflight |

Via Scoop.itCreating the Future

China’s unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docked with the prototype space lab module Tiangong 1 Wednesday (Nov. 2). The orbital meet-up is a key step in China’s plan to build a space station in orbit by 2020.   “We can never count on other countries to sell their mature technologies to us, so we have to rely on our own,” Zhou Jianping, chief designer of China’s manned space program,